• Acronyme :
    DeSiGN
  • Référence :
    1148
  • Domaine de recherche :
    Homme
  • Région :
    Arctique, Canada / Nunavik
  • Site :
    Université de Nantes :
  • Responsable du projet :
    Decaulne Armelle

Dynamic Slope Geomorphology and vulnerability in Nunavik, Canada

Several of the villages and parks
in Nunavik (northern Quebec,
Canada) are
located close to high reliefs where slope record frequent gravity movements. In such setting, providing data
regarding landforms, their dynamics and induced risk for a growing local
population and even more numerous tourists years after years within the parks
are requested. The first objective of project DeSiGN is to improve the slope
dynamic knowledge over long-term and mid to short-term periods in a global
warming context. The second objective is to characterize both hazard and
vulnerability, to define and quantify risk due to slope dynamics. To reach
these objectives, we privilege a methodology based on field techniques offered
by geomorphology and stratigraphy, and lab analyses (dating, sedimentology,
dendrochronology).